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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Juicy stat: MLB sets record for most home runs in a season

Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season.

Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles connected Wednesday night for the 6,106th homer. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017.

There are plenty more to come, too — the record was broken with 18 days left in the regular season. The rise in home runs during recent seasons has been tied to changes in the baseballs that have made them fly farther.

Villar’s three-run shot off Caleb Ferguson of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camden Yards was the 22nd home run of the night. It was Villar’s career-high 21st homer.

So, at what point do we think the record will be broken next season?

 

QLE Posted: September 12, 2019 at 04:38 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: home runs, jonathan villar, records

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: September 12, 2019 at 05:26 PM (#5878788)
The rabbit ball has been thoroughly exposed. MLB will have little choice but to use a more normal ball next year. I expect a return to 2018 levels.

And I love that it was an O that hit the record-breaker since their pitchers gave up half the HRs in the majors this year to the Yanks.

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